An elderly Senator (legendary star Eddie Garcia), the pride of his small, provincial hometown, moves in with his terminally-ill best friend Fredo (Tony Mabesa) in his final days. It turns out that their connection goes beyond mere friendship, and the revelation of their relationship brings scandal to the town, and conflict among his three adult children. It’s up to his saintly wife (Gloria Romero) to restore harmony.
Stories about married men with male lovers are unusually common in Filipino cinema. Even mainstream studio movies tackle the subject, openly acknowledging this reality borne of the nation’s complicated attitudes toward homosexuality. Like the most polished of family melodrama, Rainbow’s Sunset, bursts with generosity and heart, all brought to life by the country’s most-revered acting talents. And yet, veteran hit-maker Joel Lamangan subverts the genre, touching on old age, a subject that LGBTQ cinema has yet to explore. The film was the biggest winner at the Metro Manila Film Festival, garnering 11 awards.
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Eddie Garcia, Tony Mabesa, Gloria Romero